Nypro is to establish a Medical Device Manufacturing facility in Waterford creating over 200 new jobs 28/03/13
Taoiseach Enda Kenny together with Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, today announced that Nypro Healthcare is to establish an additional state of the art medical device manufacturing facility in Ireland. This newly established facility in Waterford will result in the creation of over 200 new high quality jobs in phase 1 which is expected to increase in subsequent years. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Zendesk Invests in Europe with Dedicated Data Centre 20/03/13
Dublin, March 20th, 2013 – Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock TD, today officially launched Zendesk’s first European data centre in Dublin. Zendesk, the cloud-based customer service software platform, is going beyond US-EU Safe Harbor* legislation with this new facility and giving its European-based customers the choice to keep the customer data that Zendesk manages on their behalf within the EU.
Demand Media Takes Domain Services Business to Dublin 20/03/13
Demand Media® (NYSE: DMD), a leading digital media and domain services company, today announced the opening of what will be its largest international office in Dublin, Ireland. With an international presence that currently includes offices in Toronto, Buenos Aires and London, Demand Media’s Dublin office will serve as the international headquarters for the company’s domain services business. The team in the new location is focused on preparing for the historic change about to take place on the Internet, as thousands of new domain names, called new Top Level Domains (TLDs), come to market later this year. To lead the new Dublin operation during this pivotal time in the domain business, the company has hired David Ryan as General Manager, most recently with Fortune 500 Company Electronic Arts.
FireEye to establish its EMEA Technical Support Centre in Cork 05/03/13
FireEye, the leading provider of software protection against web and email next-generation security threats, is to establish its EMEA technical support centre in Cork with the creation of 150 new jobs. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland
Minister Bruton announces that Quantcast is to establish its EMEA Operations Centre in Dublin with the creation of 100 new jobs 21/02/13
Dublin offers the rare mix of a vibrant local technology business scene, an exceptional talent pool and easy accessibility to Europe’s major markets, all instrumental in our decision to locate here.
Konrad Feldman, CEO of Quantcast
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today announced that Quantcast is to establish its EMEA Operations Centre in Dublin with the creation of 100 new high quality jobs over the next two years. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland
Facebook creates more than 100 new roles in fresh investment in Dublin 18/02/13
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today announced that Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is to create more than 100 new roles at its international HQ, Facebook Ireland, updating its status to 500 jobs in Dublin as it continues its current phase of expansion.
Etsy Inc. is to establish its new EMEA Headquarters in Dublin 29/01/13
Dublin, January 29th, 2013- Etsy, Inc., the marketplace we make together, is to establish a new EMEA headquarters in Dublin. The investment is supported by the Irish Government Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland, the Government agency responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland.
10gen plans for aggressive growth in EMEA 29/01/13
Dublin, January 29th, 2013 – 10gen (the MongoDB company) is looking to hire 60 people as part of its plan to set up a customer and technical support centre at its EMEA headquarters in Dublin. The five year plan will effectively more than double the presence of the company in the region over that time. By the end of this year, 10gen will have a team of over 20 staff at its headquarters.
Vistakon Ireland invests over €100m in Limerick facility 14/01/13
Limerick, Monday 14th January 2013 – The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD and Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD today announced that Vistakon Ireland plans to invest over €100 million in the expansion of its manufacturing operations and create 100 new highly skilled jobs at its site in the National Technology Park, Plassey, Limerick.
IBM Global Location Trends Report ranks Ireland top location in world for Inward Investment. 20/12/12
IDA Ireland today welcomed the results of the IBM 2012 Global Location Trends Report which ranks Ireland:
First in the world for inward investment by quality and value
First in Europe for jobs created in Research and Development
First in Europe for investment in the Pharmaceutical sector
Second in Europe and fourth globally for the number of investment jobs per capita.
Appointment of new IERC Centre Director 14/12/12
Tyndall National Institute has announced the appointment of Professor Tony Day as the Director of the International Energy Research Centre (IERC).
The IERC is a new, industry-led, collaborative centre of excellence established to drive commercially focused innovations in integrated energy systems, and will be hosted at Tyndall National Institute in Cork.
Leading plastics manufacturer to create 150 jobs in Leixlip, Co.Kildare 14/12/12
14th December, 2012 - Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, today announces MGS.Mfg Group Inc, a leading provider of engineered manufacturing solutions to the plastics Industry, is to establish a manufacturing centre in Leixlip, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Kobo Establishes Software Development Centre in Dublin, Ireland 12/12/12
Dublin, 12th November, 2012 - Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today announced that Kobo, a global leader in eReading, is to establish a software development centre in Dublin with the expected creation of over 30 highly skilled jobs. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Dropbox to Establish International Office in Dublin 03/12/12
Dropbox is to establish an International Operation Centre in Dublin. Dropbox is a free service that allows its users to easily access and share documents, photos and videos from anywhere in the world. This is Dropbox’s first move outside of the United States. The new office will strengthen Dropbox’s ability to provide technical support to the millions of Dropbox users worldwide.
Amanie Advisors Ltd., a specialist advisory company in Islamic Finance, to set-up in Dublin 18/11/12
Dublin, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today announced that a global advisory firm in Islamic Finance, Amanie Advisors is to establish an operation in Dublin. The move by Amanie into Ireland is significant for Ireland’s financial services sector as it will enable Irish and European companies to access a relatively new source of funding through the Islamic Capital Markets. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
LogMeIn establishes new Dublin Office 13/11/12
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today announced the establishment by LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOGM) of its new Dublin office with the expected creation of 50 new jobs within the next year. LogMeIn, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud computing and mobile services. This investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Fidelity Investments to add 200 new technology and operations jobs 12/11/12
Fidelity Investments®, one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, today announced it plans to add 200 new positions at its facilities in Dublin and Galway. Fidelity will hire 200 highly skilled professionals who will provide a diverse mix of technology, back office operations and enterprise services expertise to Fidelity’s global operations. The initiative, which represents a significant investment by Fidelity over the next several years, is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland, the Government Agency responsible for the attraction and development of foreign direct investment in Ireland.
Yapstone International to create 120 Jobs at new European Headquarters in Ireland 25/10/12
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - October 25, 2012 – Ireland’s Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today announced YapStone International Ltd., a leading provider of Web and mobile payment solutions and processing for targeted vertical markets, will create 120 jobs at their new EMEA headquarters in Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland. The investment is supported by the Irish Government Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA (Industrial Development Agency) Ireland, the Government agency responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland.
Synchronoss Technologies Accelerates Hiring 24/10/12
Galway, October 24th, 2012 – Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR), the mobile innovation company that provides activation and mobile content management solutions for mobile devices, today announced that they will begin Phase II of their hiring plan for the Research and Development (R&D) and Operations centre in Galway.
Entercoms to establish new European Headquarters in Cork with the creation of 30 highly skilled jobs 24/10/12
Cork & Dallas, October 24, 2012 – Minister for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock TD today announced that Entercoms Inc. (Entercoms), a provider of aftermarket supply chain services, is to establish its European Headquarters in Mallow, Co. Cork. The new facility will create 30 highly skilled roles over a 3 year period, hiring specialised Industrial Engineers, Operations Research Scientists, and Business Intelligence Experts with Programme Management, Supply Chain Management, Demand Planning and Business Analytics capabilities.
IDA Ireland helps kick off F.ounders event in Dublin 18/10/12
Dublin, Thursday 18th October, 2012: Today 200 of the most influential founders of the global tech community are converging in Dublin for F.ounders, an exclusive, invitation-only event for the world’s most successful tech company entrepreneurs and originators. The event has been dubbed “Davos for geeks” by Bloomberg.
SMBC Aviation Capital launches in Dublin, and IDA Ireland signs Memorandum of Understanding with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation 18/10/12
SMBC Aviation Capital is being officially launched today in Dublin. The new company comes into existence following the €5.8 billion acquisition of the business by a Japanese consortium led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC). The consortium also includes Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing, and Sumitomo Corporation. SMBC Aviation Capital is the world’s fourth largest aircraft leasing firm by owned and managed fleet and its presence here adds significantly to Ireland’s cluster of aircraft leasing companies; 50% of the world’s commercial aircraft fleet is now managed from Ireland.
CoderDoJo invited to EU Parliament in January 2013 by MEP Sean Kelly 15/10/12
Sean Kelly, MEP who is a keen supporter of CoderDoJo, today announced, at the annual CoderDojo conference in Limerick, that he will be hosting the first ever CoderDoJo event, in the European Parliament, January 29th,2013, to focus the attention of MEPs throughout Europe on the school children's coding movement. CoderDoJo chapters across Europe are expected to attend, led by CoderDojo founders, James Whelton and Bill Liao.
GSK Announces that Stiefel Plant in Sligo will Remain Open 15/10/12
Following an in-depth strategic review, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced that the Stiefel plant in Sligo will remain open and will receive an investment of €10 million. The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland and will enhance the plant’s technical expertise and capacity. The plant, which had been scheduled to close next year, will become a dedicated Stiefel consumer products supply site. The flexibility, productivity and commitment of GSK staff in Sligo have been important factors in this decision. Staff were informed of the development at a meeting on site early this morning. Today’s announcement was attended by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.
800 jobs and 400 construction jobs to be created by Kerry Group in Government supported investment 09/10/12
Kerry Group today [Tuesday 9 October, 2012] announced the establishment of an industry-leading global technology and innovation centre in Ireland.
The €100m investment, which will create 800 jobs, as well as 400 immediate construction jobs, will be part-funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland. The new flagship global technology and customer innovation centre will serve as a key focal point for Kerry’s customer engagement activities providing strategic customers with access to the Group’s complete breadth and depth of technologies, scientific research, innovation and applications expertise across food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets.
Hittite Microwave Corporation to create 30 new jobs in Cork. 04/10/12
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, today announced that Hittite Microwave Corporation, a US semiconductor company, is to establish two operations in Cork; 19 new jobs will be created in Research and Development (R&D) activities while 11 people will be employed at the company’s new International Operations Centre. The investments are supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Leading Generic Pharmaceutical Company Aspen announces the creation of 44 new High Quality jobs. 03/10/12
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today announced that Aspen, one of the leading generic pharmaceutical companies in the world, is to create 44 new high quality jobs. The company first established an operation in Ireland in 2010 which has now become Aspen’s European Marketing and Supply Chain Headquarters; in addition the company is now establishing a global regulatory, pharmacovigilance, quality assurance and supply projects centre of excellence in Citywest. The announcement is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Confidence continues to grow in Medical Technology Sector with companies urged to enter the 2012 Medical Technology Excellence Awards 01/10/12
The search begins for the Medical Technology Company of the Year. 2011 Medical Technology Company of the Year, Margaret Stokes of Cook Medical got together with Brian O’Neill Enterprise Ireland, Sharon Higgins IMDA and Andrew Vogelaar IDA Ireland to launch the search for the 2012 Medical Technology Company of the Year . Now entering its 6th year the Medical Technology Industry Excellence Awards are currently open and a shortlist of companies will be revealed in November. Interested companies or individuals can enter at www.imda.ie/awards
Minister Bruton joins Google to celebrate opening of new €75 million air-cooled data centre in Dublin 28/09/12
The new data centre - which houses computers that run cloud computing services such as the Google search engine, Gmail and Google Maps - ranks amongst the most energy efficient in the world. It uses an advanced air-cooling system to keep its computers running smoothly, taking advantage of Ireland’s naturally cool climate. As a result, the centre does not require costly and power-hungry air-conditioning units, which are still used in many traditional data centres. This enables Google to reduce significantly its energy requirements and helps maintain its global status as a carbon-neutral company.
HubSpot Brings Inbound Marketing to Europe with New HQ in Dublin 26/09/12
Boston, MA and Dublin, Ireland, September 26, 2012 -- All-in-one marketing software provider HubSpot announced the January 2013 opening of a European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland to support their rapidly-growing international business segment. The office - HubSpot’s first-ever branch office - will create 150 new jobs, bring HubSpot’s unique inbound marketing vision to a global audience, and oversee all international operations, supporting 600+ customers and 100 value-added resellers. HubSpot has appointed Jeetu Mahtani as Managing Director of the office.
arvato Finance continues its growth strategy with 100 job expansion in Dublin 20/09/12
arvato Finance today celebrated its continued growth in Ireland by delivering on its promise to create 150 jobs in Dublin, a full two years ahead of schedule. The positions have been created in IT, consulting, finance and accounting, project management and customer service roles over the past 12 months. Supporting the growing demand for private and public BPO services, arvato is set to expand further and 100 positions have been created across the arvato network with over 60 positions currently available reflecting the strong demand for skilled people and 40 recently recruited.
400 new Northern Trust Jobs in Limerick by 2017 19/09/12
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD and Clive Bellows, Country Head Ireland at Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) today announced that the company is to expand its Limerick operation by creating up to 400 new jobs over the next five years. The expansion is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
EA creates 300 jobs in Galway for European Customer Experience Centre 18/09/12
An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D. and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced the creation of 300 new jobs for EA’s European Customer Experience Centre of Excellence in Galway, Ireland. Building on the foundation of its existing facility, EA will now provide multilingual international customer support and services for its major game titles. This investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Lafferty Group to Locate Key Academic and Publishing Activities in Westport 03/08/12
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD today, announced that the Lafferty Group is to locate key educational and publishing activities for the global banking industry in Westport, Co Mayo creating around 40 jobs over the next 3 years, with the support of IDA Ireland. The Lafferty Group is a London-based banking education, research and publishing company established over thirty years ago by Roscommon native, Michael Lafferty.
IDA Ireland welcomes establishment of new industry-led group to drive growth in digital games sector 25/07/12
Digital Games are one of IDA Ireland’s fastest growing areas; the scale of growth in the games industry has been phenomenal with a 400% growth in employment since 2002. The formation of this group will work to further drive this growth.
Emmanuel Dowdall, Head of the IDA division charged with driving Digital Media.
Dublin, IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, of the establishment of an industry-led group, tasked with driving the development of the fast-growing digital games sector in Ireland. The Clustering Development Team for the Games Sector, chaired by Paul Breslin of Popcap, with internet entrepreneur Dylan Collins as vice-chair, is holding its first meeting today
The Envelope Supply Company to create 32 positions in Kilkenny 23/07/12
The Envelope Supply Company (ESCo) today announced that it is to establish an envelope manufacturing facility in Kilkenny. The new facility will create 32 employment opportunities by the end of 2014, ranging from operative level employees to management and supervisory positions.
SAP opens App Haus and launches Start-Up Focus program for Irish software companies 20/07/12
SAP AG today unveiled its next-generation “App Haus” office at the Citywest Business Campus in Dublin. Officially opened by Mr. Pat Rabbitte, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, the continued investment of the market leader in business software in Ireland has resulted in the creation of an innovative, tailor-made space to better support the needs of its software development team in Dublin.
Fujitsu announces Significant Research Programme with DERI at NUI Galway 19/07/12
Fujitsu Ireland today announced that Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu, the global ICT giant, will begin a significant investment in a research programme with Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) based in NUI Galway. The research will be conducted in the area of Networked Knowledge, identifying new models and commercial opportunities for exploiting the vast quantities of static and dynamic data on the Internet, making it more valuable to end-users. The programme has been supported by the Government through IDA and Science Foundation Ireland.
Ancestry.com opens international headquarters in Ireland 11/07/12
Ancestry.com, the world’s largest family history resource has signed a lease on property at Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin from where it will run its International operations. The company is set to move into the new premises in September, having been in Dublin in temporary offices since autumn 2011
Guidewire Software establishes Consulting Centre in Dublin 04/07/12
Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), today announced that it has established a consulting centre in Dublin. Guidewire already has a team of approximately 25 employees in place and additional hiring is underway. The Guidewire Services Centre (GSC) is located in Blanchardstown Corporate Park. The Irish Government through IDA Ireland worked closely with Guidewire to attract this investment to Ireland.
Xilinx announces intention to invest $50M in Expansion of Electronic Engineering Operations at EMEA Headquarters in Ireland 03/07/12
Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) today announced its intention to invest $50 million in an expansion of its electronics engineering operations at the company’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin and Cork. The company will recruit 45 senior silicon and electronics engineering staff for its regional headquarters in Dublin and for its engineering centre in Cork. In addition, a further 15 staff will be hired across a broad range of disciplines supporting the continued growth of Xilinx in Ireland.
Salesforce.com is to create more than 100 New Jobs in Dublin 28/06/12
Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company (http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/), today announced plans to add more than 100 new jobs in Dublin to meet the demands of continued growth in Ireland. The company is immediately looking to hire qualified professionals in sales, marketing, IT and customer support functions.
Maples Group expands operation in Dublin 19/06/12
Maples and Calder, a leading international corporate and finance law firm which has created 175 jobs in Dublin over the past 5 years, has plans to create a further 75 jobs within the next three years.
Van Tibolli to establish its EU Headquarters in Dublin with the creation of 25 jobs 30/05/12
After considering numerous locations for our E.U headquarters, we decided that Dublin was the absolute fit for our company. Our decision was based on the ease of doing business and we were particularly impressed by the network of talent available here. Dublin offers access to the European market and a compatible time zone with Asia and the U.S. We look forward to our future in Ireland and building our presence here.
Founder and Owner of the company Mr. Van Tibolli
Emerging company and provider of high-end hair care products to create 25 new positions in customer support and multi lingual roles.
Amazon to create over 100 technology jobs in Dublin 28/05/12
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today welcomed the announcement by Amazon that it is to create over 100 new technology jobs at its Development Centre in Kilmainham, Dublin. The centre is home to a team of engineers and developers which supports the design and deployment of Amazon websites. The centre also hosts an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Developer Support team which provides technical assistance for customers using applications like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon CloudFront. The expansion is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Delcath opens European Headquarters in Galway, Ireland 25/05/12
GALWAY, IRELAND – May 25, 2012 – Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH) with an Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore TD officially opened today the Galway, Ireland, headquarters of Delcath Systems Limited (Delcath Limited), an Irish company under which Delcath will conduct its European operations.
ZMDI establishes R&D centre in Limerick 09/05/12
ZMDI, a semiconductor company focused on energy efficiency, is establishing an R&D design centre in Limerick. The company will create 35 highly skilled engineering positions for graduates and technicians over 5 years, with the support of Government, through IDA Ireland.
€26 million investment at Cisco’s Galway operation with 115 new R&D jobs 30/04/12
Cisco, the world’s largest supplier of networking products, is to invest €26 million at its Galway Research and Development (R&D) facility over the next two years, with the creation of 115 new R&D positions. The investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. Recruitment commenced in the latter half of 2011 and is continuing in multiple product and technology areas.
Amgen announce major expansion of Dun Laoghaire facility 26/04/12
Amgen and the Irish Government today announced the start of a $200 million-plus expansion programme in Ireland that is expected to result in the creation of 100 jobs. The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. and the Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore T.D. officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony today, marking the commencement of a major construction programme at the Amgen plant at Pottery Road, in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. The investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
iMosphere Establishes International Headquarters in Limerick 23/04/12
Health informatics company to create 17 jobs over 3 years
Dublin, 23rd April 2012 – Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced that UK-based Healthcare data analytics and cloud solutions company, iMosphere, is establishing its international headquarters in Limerick with the support of the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Nimble Apps to open new European headquarters in Dublin 23/04/12
Dublin, April 23rd, 2012 -- Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced that Nimble Apps Limited, the publisher of online sales analysis and forecasting solution SalesClic, will create 10 new jobs over the next three years in their new European headquarters in the Digital Hub in Dublin. The Paris-based company recently started staffing a US and UK focused sales and marketing team. The Irish Government, through IDA Ireland, worked closely with the company to attract this investment to Ireland.
M/A-COM Tech announces Irish expansion creating 30 jobs 23/04/12
Cork, April 23rd 2012--Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Sean Sherlock TD, today (announced that M/A-COM Technology Solutions, a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, is continuing to expand its Cork operation, where it now employs 68 people.
Mylan Announces Expansion in Ireland 18/04/12
Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) and the Irish Development Authority (IDA) today announced an important investment initiative to expand Mylan’s operations in Dublin and Galway. Through Mylan’s annual investment of up to €76 million ($100 million) over the next five years, including funding for expanded research and development (R&D) capabilities, and support from the Irish government through IDA, Mylan will add more than 500 new positions to its Ireland-based workforce by 2016
Sogeti (a Capgemini Company) to expand Irish workforce 27/03/12
Sogeti, a Capgemini company, is to create 65 new jobs through the expansion of its Dublin and Galway offices over the next three years. The positions created will be a mix of high skilled and graduate roles in the IT sector, with recruitment already in progress.
Indeed opens EMEA headquarters in Dublin 09/03/12
Indeed, the world’s most comprehensive search engine for jobs, has opened its new EMEA headquarters in Dublin and plans to hire 50 new employees in 2012. Indeed's EMEA headquarters will bring its sales and customer support functions closer to the company's expanding international client base.
PepsiCo opens new R&D center for next generation beverages 27/02/12
PepsiCo, the second largest food and beverage business in the world, today officially opened its new R&D Centre for next generation products in Little Island, Co. Cork. It represents an investment of €10 million in PepsiCo’s Irish operations.
Lilly to Invest €330 Million in New Biopharmaceutical Facility in Cork 27/02/12
Eli Lilly and Company, a global leader in biopharmaceuticals, is to invest €330 million in a brand-new facility at its Kinsale campus in Cork. The investment will expand the Kinsale site's existing biopharmaceutical mission with the establishment of an additional world-class commercialisation and manufacturing facility. The new facility, when fully operational, will require up to 200 highly skilled employees. In addition, a further 300 construction jobs will be created on the site during building works. IDA Ireland worked closely with Lilly to attract this investment to Ireland.
Belview Strategic Water Supply Scheme to pave way for job creation in Kilkenny and the South East 24/02/12
E first phase of the €23 million Belview Strategic Water Supply Scheme which will facilitate industrial development and job creation in Kilkenny and South East will be officially opened today by Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan T.D, IDA Ireland Chief Executive Officer, Barry O’Leary and Chairman of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr Paul Cuddihy.
The new water scheme will service 240 hectares of industrial land around Belview Industrial Park near Belview Deepwater Port, and allow for the building of 10,000 additional houses in South Kilkenny and Waterford between now and 2031.
Microsoft to Expand its Dublin Data Centre to Support Growing Demand for its Cloud Services 23/02/12
Microsoft today announced that it is investing an additional US$130 million to expand its data centre located in Dublin, Ireland. This investment builds on the original $500m investment Microsoft has already made in the Dublin data centre, which has been operational since July 2009, providing computing capacity to customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
PayPal Announces 1,000 Dundalk Jobs in New International Operations Centre 21/02/12
Dundalk, 21 February, 2012 – PayPal, the leading global online payments company, and Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD today announced the creation of 1,000 jobs over the next four years at PayPal’s new European Operations Centre in Dundalk, Co Louth. The jobs are supported by Government through IDA Ireland.
Significant future opportunities for FDI investment and job creation potential in Ireland’s growing Shared Services Sector 21/02/12
uesday, 21st February, 2012 -- Shared Services will be a significant engine for increased Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and has the potential to create and support additional jobs in a sector that already employs over 39,000 people in Ireland – an ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) conference was told today. The conference, which was attended by IDA Ireland, finance professionals and multinational companies such as Accenture, Yahoo, Coca Cola, Hertz and IBM Ireland focused on the significant growth and employment opportunities within the shared services sector based in Ireland.
MasterCard Selects Dublin, Ireland as Location for Global Technologies Office 15/02/12
DUBLIN Feb. 15 2012 - MasterCard Worldwide (NYSE: MA) today announces a new global office for the company’s technology operations, to be headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The expansion, supported by IDA Ireland, will create an additional 130 highly skilled jobs during the next four years, bringing the total number of people employed in Ireland to approximately 200.
EMC to create cloud innovation centre for SMEs and the public sector in Ireland 13/02/12
EMC, with support from Cisco, VMware, VCE and IDA Ireland, is to build a cloud innovation centre, with nodes in EMC’s Centre of Excellence and on government networks. The initiative, called Cloud4Gov, will enable Irish SMEs to develop and test their solutions in the innovation centre and, subsequently, to showcase their solutions, in conjunction with EMC, to public service and enterprise customers
150 new HP R&D roles in Galway and Kildare 09/02/12
HP today announced that IDA Ireland is supporting the recruitment of 150 research and development jobs across its Irish operations to support global markets. Additional to this, HP is planning to create up to 130 new technical and support roles as a result of this expansion.
Webroot to Accelerate Growth and Channel Investment in Ireland 08/02/12
Webroot, a leader in delivering Internet security as a service, has opened its new international headquarters in George’s Quay Plaza. The company has expanded its professional sales, support and financial services teams in recent months, successfully recruiting more than a dozen professionals to manage a growing customer and partner base across Europe.
Investing in Ireland - Sky to Create over 800 New Jobs in Dublin 31/01/12
Sky, Ireland’s most popular digital TV provider, is to create more than 800 new jobs in Dublin over the next two years as it opens a new customer service centre to meet increased service demands from Irish customers. The new centre will open in August 2012 in Burlington Plaza, located in Dublin city centre, and will enable Sky to serve its Irish customers from one dedicated site for the first time.
Enterprise Development Chiefs Welcome Plan to Develop Ireland’s ICT Skills 30/01/12
We currently estimate that approximately half of the vacancies in IDA companies in the coming years will require technology skills. These actions to increase the talent available to business will ensure a substantial boost to Ireland’s ability to maximise opportunities in not only the ICT sector but across a range of sectors including international financial services, banking and business services - Barry O'Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland
Dublin, Ireland, The heads of Enterprise Ireland, Forfás, IDA Ireland and SFI today welcomed the actions in the Government’s plan to address the high-level ICT skills needs of business in Ireland.
New €1m energy research projects as part of government-supported centre 30/01/12
It is this type of commitment to developing world class capability in energy systems research in Ireland that led to the establishment of our European Research Hub in Cork in 2010. We look forward to continuing our work with Irish research organizations, the Government, and other industry partners to advance the state of technology for integrated energy systems through the IERC - David Parekh, Vice President, Research, and Director, United Technologies Research Centre
The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte T.D., and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D., have announced the approval of the first two projects as part of the government-supported International Energy Research Centre.
IDA welcomes Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland’s $350 million expansion 09/01/12
Westport, Co. Mayo, IDA Ireland today (Monday January 9th, 2012), welcomed the announcement by Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland that it is to invest $350 million in its Westport operation to expand both its development and manufacturing capabilities. The expansion will result in the creation of approximately 200 new jobs at the site over the next four years and an estimated 250 indirect jobs locally, during the construction period. The investment is supported by IDA Ireland.
Prometric Announces Major Test Development Services Investment In Ireland 14/11/11
Prometric, a trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, today announced a major investment in its test development services business in Ireland. The investment will enhance the in-depth support services and underlying technologies that the company uses to provide test development services to many of the world’s leading test publishing brands. IDA Ireland, the Irish government agency responsible for attracting investment to Ireland, is supporting this investment.
IDA Ireland welcomes IBM Global Location Trends Report 10/11/11
IDA Ireland today welcomed IBM’s 2011 Global Location Trends Report, which ranks Ireland as the top destination in the world by quality and value of investments. Ireland also ranks as one of the top destinations globally for jobs by inward investment per capita. The report further highlights that significant growth in foreign investment was achieved in Ireland in the past year.
IDA Ireland welcomes IMI/NIB Employment Survey of Multinationals 2011 08/11/11
IDA Ireland today welcomed the findings of the Irish Management Institute / National Irish Bank Survey of Multinational Corporations in Ireland 2011 released this morning, which highlights almost half of multinationals (48%) expect to grow employment numbers in the next 12 months.
Pinger establishes EMEA H.Q. in Dublin 27/10/11
Pinger, the company disrupting the mobile space by making texting and talking free, is establishing its EMEA Headquarters and a Customer and Technical Support operation in Dublin which will result in the creation of 15 jobs over the next two years.
Engine Yard to Establish EMEA Headquarters in Dublin 27/10/11
Engine Yard, an IDA Ireland client company, is establishing its EMEA headquarters in Dublin. The established U.S.-based technology company will help to create 30 high quality jobs in the next three years, with the potential to accelerate hiring as it looks to other markets for growth and international expansion.
Commence Corporation establishes International office in Dublin 27/10/11
Commence Corporation, a leading provider of Customer
Relationship Management Software (CRM) has announced the
opening of Commence International in Dublin. The IDA
Ireland client company will create 20 jobs over 2 years as it
expands its operations internationally.
100 new jobs for Galway by Canadian technology company 27/10/11
Pivot Acquisition Corp, one of North America's largest value-
added IT solutions providers, has announced it will open a
Shared Services Centre to support the company’s rapid
international growth and expansion. Based in Galway, Pivot
Shared Services will build a high skilled team, creating 25 jobs
in 2011 and up to 75 additional jobs in 2012.
New IBM Research and Development Lab Opens In Ireland 26/10/11
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and IDA Ireland today announced the official opening of its Smarter Cities Technology Centre and the establishment of the first IBM Research & Development Laboratory in the European Union.
The Centre has been operational since March, 2010 and is continuing to recruit some of the top Irish and international research and development talent. It has established world-class research programs in transportation, sustainable energy, water management, and urban information management. The centre is currently playing a major role in the design and development of IBM’s first Smarter Cities Solutions product line.
HedgeServ announces 300 new jobs in substantial expansion 25/10/11
HedgeServ located on St. Stephen’s Green, has increased its workforce by an additional 150 people over the last 12 months, bringing its workforce in Ireland to 230. HedgeServ also announced today that it is on track for continued growth in Ireland with the announcement of an additional 300 jobs into the future.
Glass Lewis to set up European operations centre in Limerick 18/10/11
LIMERICK (18th October 2011) — Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today welcomed the announcement that Glass, Lewis & Co., a leading independent governance services firm, is opening its newest office located in Limerick with the support of IDA Ireland. The new office, the fifth in Glass Lewis’ global network, will focus primarily on serving institutional investors throughout Europe.
Genzyme votes confidence in Ireland with €150m investment at Waterford site 11/10/11
Waterford, Ireland - October 11, 2011 - Genzyme, a Sanofi company, officially inaugurated a €150 million expansion at their biotechnology campus in Waterford today. Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, officially opened the new facility at the ceremony attended by Councillor Pat Hayes, Mayor of Waterford; Christopher A. Viehbacher, Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi and Barry O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer, IDA Ireland (Industrial Development Agency).
JRI-America to establish Software Development Operation in Tralee 30/09/11
JRI America Inc., today announced plans to establish a Software Development Operation in Tralee, Co. Kerry which may create up to 100 highly skilled positions over the next 5 years, with recruitment already underway for a number of positions. The operation will locate on the Kerry Technology Park in Tralee.
Caci establishes R&D Centre in Dublin 28/09/11
Caci, the creditor insurance subsidiary of Crédit Agricole Assurances, has announced plans to invest €3.2 million in the establishment of an R&D Centre of Excellence in Dublin with an initial focus on enhancing the Group’s risk management and modelling capabilities, with the support of IDA Ireland.
D&B to Expand Irish Operations with Additional Job Creation 27/09/11
Taoiseach Enda Kenny today met Sara Mathew, Chairman and CEO, Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, to discuss the company’s strategy and the 2012 outlook for D&B’s Irish operations. D&B will grow its operation in Dublin by creating an additional 75 jobs by 2012 in support of the previously announced strategic investments. This will bring the total number of jobs created by D&B in Ireland to 225 after establishing its presence in Dublin over one year ago.
Biotrin Group officially opens new facility in Dublin 27/09/11
Minister of Trade and Development, Jan O’Sullivan TD, today, officiated at the opening of the new Research, Development and Manufacturing facility for the Biotrin Group in Dublin. The Biotrin Group is owned by the Italian diagnostics company, DiaSorin S.p.A.
EA and BioWare Inaugurate Customer Service Centre in Galway, Ireland 26/09/11
BioWare™, a label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced the opening of a state-of-the-art customer service center in Galway, Ireland. The new facility, BioWare’s first outside of North America, will provide 24/7 support for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, the award-winning story-driven massively multiplayer online game from BioWare and LucasArts. BioWare Ireland is recruiting another 200 jobs in preparation for one of the biggest game launches of the year. Star Wars: The Old Republic will be released in North America on December 20, 2011 and in Europe on December 22, 2011.
MSD opens new €100m R&D centre in Tipperary 22/09/11
Taoiseach opens new €100m pharmaceutical R&D facility at MSD in Tipperary. Additional €6m expansion under construction; 70 new roles since 2007 with a potential to add a further 50 jobs as new candidate medicines emerge.
Pfizer invests $200 million in its Grange Castle biotech site 20/09/11
Taoiseach Enda Kenny today announced that Pfizer, the world’s leading Biopharmaceutical Company, is to make a substantial investment of $200 million (€145m) at its Grange Castle biotechnology manufacturing facility in Clondalkin, Co. Dublin.
The Coca-Cola Company opens new manufacturing and innovation facility in Wexford 16/09/11
WEXFORD, IRELAND, Sept. 16, 2011 -- An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD today joined Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, to celebrate the opening of a new Coca-Cola manufacturing and innovation facility in Wexford, Ireland. The new USD$300 million (€200 million) facility will create a total of 100 new jobs in Wexford, with 65 filled today.
Major Expansion for VMware in Cork 15/09/11
VMware announces plans for the creation of 250 new jobs in Cork over three years by VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure.
Contact Centre Sector employs almost 30,000 people 08/09/11
New research carried out by the Contact Centre Management Association of Ireland (CCMA) into the role of contact centres throughout the country has revealed that the sector employs more than 29,000 people, with a spread of over 100 contact centre operations nationwide. Carried out in the 2nd quarter of 2011 with the support of the IDA and Enterprise Ireland, the research provides key insights into the industry sector, including its capacity for growth, competitiveness, skill levels and the challenges which it is currently facing.
HP celebrates 40 Years of Innovation in Galway 06/09/11
Taoiseach Enda Kenny, today met with senior management at HP, one of the world’s largest technology companies, as it celebrates 40 years of innovation and transformation in Galway.
50 New Jobs for Citrix in Ireland 31/08/11
Citrix Systems Ireland, the headquarters of Citrix Customer Technical Support and Education Services for Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA), announced today that it is increasing its workforce by up to 50 full time employees. These high value jobs, at all levels, are in addition to the 30 new jobs announced in March 2010 and are required to support the on-going growth of Citrix technical services business in the EMEA region.
SAP continues to grow in Ireland as it signs lease on new Citywest Premises 07/07/11
Dublin, SAP, the world’s leading provider of business software, today, announced that it is extending its commitment to its Irish operations with the news that it is to sign a lease on a new 1,350 square meter facility in Citywest and is currently recruiting for 100 jobs. The open positions were previously announced by SAP with recruitment now underway. The new facility and the jobs being recruited are as a result of the expansion of SAP’s capability to provide Technical Support and Research & Development for international clients with staff being recruited both in Dublin and at the company’s Galway operation. The expansion is supported by IDA Ireland.
ResMed announces acquisition of BiancaMed 06/07/11
We are committed to innovation in sleep and respiratory medicine and the related co-morbidities by commercializing products incorporating novel technologies. We have worked closely with BiancaMed for many years and have been investors since their inception in 2003. BiancaMed has exciting technology and a world-class team. We believe there are many opportunities for BiancaMed’s applications that will provide future growth, and we look forward to maintaining and building the BiancaMed team.
Dr. Peter Farrell, ResMed’s Chairman and CEO
SAN DIEGO, California, ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD and ASX:RMD.AX), a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment for treating, diagnosing and managing sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory disorders, announced today that it has acquired BiancaMed Ltd., a leading Irish medical technology company. ResMed purchased all of BiancaMed’s outstanding shares with cash.
BioMarin to Acquire Pfizer’s manufacturing facility in Cork 23/06/11
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN) has reached agreement with Pfizer to acquire its manufacturing facility in Shanbally, Cork. BioMarin, a California headquartered company, plans to create over 100 high quality jobs in the next 5 years with the support of Government through IDA Ireland.
Butterfield Fulcrum to expand Irish workforce by 60 23/06/11
Butterfield Fulcrum, a leading fund administration company, is to increase its workforce in Dublin city centre to 100 people. The investment is supported by the Irish Government with the aid of IDA Ireland.
Two new €28.6M Facilities at MSD'S site in Cork 22/06/11
MSD has chosen Ireland to locate two new facilities at a total investment of €28.6 million, resulting in the creation of 70 jobs in Cork. The decision for the investment is based on our track record as a hub for continuous innovation in a knowledge-based economy. MSD is committed to leading the industry in the development and commercialisation of biologic medicines that improve human health. MSD in currently employs 2,300 people in Carlow, Cork, Dublin, Tipperary and Wicklow combined.
Ericsson builds on successful R&D operations in Athlone 17/06/11
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is growing the skill base in intelligent Network Management and taking on an additional 100 software engineers at the Research & Development facility in Athlone to support both local and regional remits.
BNY Mellon establishes new International Clearing Business in Dublin 15/06/11
The decision by BNY Mellon to establish this new company in Dublin is excellent news for the international financial services sector here. The company already employs a large work force at its operations in Dublin, Cork, Wexford and Navan, offering a broad range of services including asset servicing, alternative investment services and corporate trust.
Aruba Networks Establishes International HQ and Shared Services Centre in Cork 14/06/11
Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN) is establishing its International Headquarters and Shared Services Centre, for all regions outside the Americas, in Cork. The centre is expected to create as many as 40 jobs over four years. The centre will have responsibility for shared services, supply chain management, inside sales and customer support.
Aspect Opens New Facilities in Galway 13/06/11
Aspect, a global provider of customer contact and Microsoft platform solutions, marked the official launch of its Galway-based operations and opening of two new facilities in Galway. The new Aspect facilities began operations in December, 2010 to deliver customer technical support, provide software production and distribution and serve as a shared services centre for select administrative functions. The two facilities, one located at The IDA Business Park, Dangan and a second at the Claregalway Corporate Park, Claregalway have brought 37 new jobs to Galway to date.
Zynga Opens Office in Dublin 10/06/11
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton T.D. today announced the official opening of Zynga’s biggest European office and multilingual operations centre in Dublin. The company, which is behind such popular games as CityVille and FarmVille, had already established its Dublin office in 2010. It now plans to recruit additional talent to service the international players of its games with customer support and community management in multiple languages
€57 million National Bioprocessing Research and Training facility officially opened in Dublin 09/06/11
Seán Sherlock, TD, Minister for Research & Innovation, officially opened the new €57million National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT).
The state of the art facility will support the biopharmaceutical industry in Ireland by educating and training highly skilled staff and by conducting ground-breaking research in collaboration with industry.
Dell Announces Cloud and Technology Solutions Investments in Ireland 07/06/11
Dell announced Dublin as the site for the company’s first Cloud Research and Development (R&D) Centre, and the company’s campus in Limerick as home to the first Dell Solution Centre built globally. These technology investments in Dell’s global solutions and services capabilities are supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
125 Jobs Announced by Marketo in Dublin 30/05/11
Marketo, one of the fastest growing Silicon Valley cloud computing companies, and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today, announced the creation of 125 jobs over the next three years in Dublin through an initiative supported by the Irish government through IDA Ireland.
Harmac Announces 100 jobs in Castlerea 16/05/11
Harmac Medical Products, Inc., a manufacturer of medical devices, and market leader in its business, is to expand its operation in Castlerea, Co Roscommon, with the support of government through IDA Ireland.
The company is making a significant investment in a 10,000 sq ft expansion of its facility and is creating 100 new jobs over the next five years.
The NPD Group Grows its Employment Base in Athlone 13/05/11
The NPD Group, a global provider of consumer and retail tracking market research, opened a Global IT/Operations Centre, where employment is projected to grow to 100 people over the next three years.
EasyLink Services International Corporation is to establish a European Headquarters in Clonakilty 12/05/11
Sherlock, TD, Minister for Research and Innovation, today announced that EasyLink, (NasdaqCM: ESIC, www.EasyLink.com), a global provider of comprehensive messaging services and e-commerce solutions, is establishing a European Shared Service Centre in Clonakilty, Co. Cork with the creation of 20 new professional positions. The announcement is supported by the Irish Government with the aid of IDA Ireland. EasyLink is assisted by Morgan McKinley recruitment consultancy (dedicated microsite at http://easylink.premiergp.com/) in sourcing candidates for available positions.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, Welcomes Bentley’s Continued Commitment to its Irish Operation 04/05/11
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today welcomed the continued commitment by Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure , to its Irish operation. The company currently employs 110 people at its Shared Services, Sales, and Marketing Centre in its Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters. The new centre was established in Dublin, Ireland, less than 18 months ago. Bentley plans to add more high-quality jobs at the centre in the coming months.
NEI Establishes Integration & Support Operations Centre in Galway 26/04/11
NEI (NASDAQ: NEI), a leading provider of application platforms,
deployment solutions and lifecycle support services for
technology software developers and OEMs worldwide, is
establishing a manufacturing facility and technology support
centre in Galway.
Gilt Groupe Establishes International HQ in Ireland with creation of 100 – 200 jobs 19/04/11
Limerick and Dublin – Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD announced today that Gilt Groupe, an innovative online shopping destination, has established its International Headquarters and Software Development Centre in Dublin and will also open a Customer Support Centre in Limerick. The company anticipates it will create between 100 and 200 jobs in the next couple of years with the support of IDA Ireland. This marks the first European operation for the company, and the company hopes to see strong growth in the region over the coming years.
IDA Ireland welcomes Marketo’s decision to establish its European Headquarters in Dublin 18/04/11
IDA Ireland, today welcomed the announcement by Marketo, one of the fastest growing Silicon Valley Cloud Computing companies, that it is to establish its European Headquarters in Dublin. Marketo specialises in a hot new area of cloud computing known as Revenue Performance Management. This combines marketing automation with sales to grow revenues utilising all the latest customer interaction points including Social Media.
IDA Ireland welcomes creation of 50 new jobs at HP’s Cloud Services Centre in Galway 13/04/11
Galway, IDA Ireland, today, welcomed the announcement that HP, the world’s largest technology company, is adding a further 50 high-tech, graduate to senior engineering jobs at its cloud services centre in Galway. These jobs, which are supported by IDA Ireland are in addition to the 105 positions HP announced for the same facility in December 2010 and will come on stream immediately.
IDA Ireland welcomes investment at Bausch + Lomb in Waterford 06/04/11
This IDA supported investment demonstrates Bausch + Lomb’s commitment to Waterford and will help to further position its Irish operation as a centre of strategic importance within the parent company. The company’s decision to deepen its commitment and secure 1,100 jobs in the South- East region is a significant vote of confidence in Ireland’s international reputation and standing as an excellent investment location.
Barry O'Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland
IDA Ireland today welcomed the news that Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, is midway through a $100 million investment at its plant in Waterford. The investment will lead to the creation of approximately100+ construction jobs on the site at various times during the different phases of the project
Avaya Launches Galway Customer Experience Centre 05/04/11
Avaya, a global leader in enterprise communications systems, software and services, today officially launched its Galway-based Customer Experience Centre and announced its plans to increase Avaya’s Galway-based employee base over the next year.
LinkedIn to create 100 new jobs in Dublin 30/03/11
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 100 million members worldwide, announces the creation of 100 new LinkedIn jobs in Dublin.
Zenimax Online Studios to open facility in Ireland 15/03/11
Hunt Valley, MD, USA –ZeniMax Online Studios, a ZeniMax® Media company, with the Irish Government’s Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation Richard Bruton TD, announced today plans to open a customer support centre in Galway, Ireland. The Company’s new facility will provide customer support for players of their future massively multiplayer online games and is expected to result in the creation of hundreds of jobs over the next several years.
Kelcourt establishes manufacturing operation in Tullamore 02/03/11
Kelcourt Plastics, Inc, a component supplier to the medical device industry, headquartered in San Clemente, California announced today that it is establishing a new medical tubing manufacturing operation in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, with the support of IDA Ireland. Kelcourt Ireland Pte Limited will create 55 new jobs over 5 years and is making a significant capital investment in its building at the IDA Business and Technology Park in Tullamore.
PayPal creates 150 new jobs in Dublin to support further growth 16/02/11
PayPal, the leading online payments provider, today announced
150 new jobs at its European operations and customer service
headquarters in Blanchardstown, Dublin. The new roles will
support PayPal’s fast growing European business, which achieved
$1 billion in revenues for the first time in 2010.
Fidelity Investments to add 100 new technology jobs 14/02/11
Fidelity Investments®, one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, today announced that it will add 100 new positions at its facilities in Galway and Dublin. Fidelity will hire 100 highly skilled technology professionals who will focus on Investment Management and Corporate Enterprise technology solutions for Fidelity’s global operations.
Valeo announces 100 jobs expansion in Tuam 21/01/11
Valeo, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers has announced that it is embarking on a major expansion and RD&I programme at its Valeo Vision Systems (VVS) operation in Tuam, with an investment of €17m and the creation up to 100 new high-skilled positions over the next 3 years.
Quest Software to Establish Shared Services Centre in Cork 20/01/11
Quest Software announced today that the company plans to expand its Irish presence by establishing a shared services centre at Citygate, Mahon in Cork, scheduled to open this month. The company expects to grow the Cork operation to 150 employees by 2013. Quest conducted a global evaluation of sites before selecting Cork with IDA Ireland working closely with the company.
IDA Ireland welcomes Intel's $500m upgrade of Leixlip plant 15/01/11
IDA Ireland CEO, Barry O’Leary, speaking during an IDA
marketing initiative in California earlier today, was delighted to
welcome this weekend’s decision from Intel to begin a substantial
new $500 million construction project at its Leixlip technology
Murex expands its Dublin operation with the creation of 30 high quality jobs 10/01/11
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe TD, today announced that French financial software systems developer, Murex, is to expand its Dublin operation with the creation of 30 new high value jobs. The expansion is supported by the Irish Government with the aid of IDA Ireland. Operating at the top of its field, Murex has been widely recognised in numerous international industry awards such as the Risk Technology Rankings, Energy Risk Awards, Asia Risk and Waters rankings.
Goodman Medical Ireland expands in Galway 16/12/10
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation Batt O’Keeffe TD today announced that Goodman Medical Ireland Ltd. is to create up to 115 new jobs over 5 years and invest €1.1m at its facility in Mervue Business Park, Galway.
HP Brings 105 New High Technology Jobs to Galway 13/12/10
HP today announced that it is adding 105 new highly skilled jobs within the Global IT organization in Galway that supports the company’s Enterprise Business (EB) unit. This investment is supported by IDA Ireland.
Citi Announces 250 new jobs for its offices in Dublin and Waterford 09/12/10
Citi, the leading global financial services company, is to create 250 roles in the next year at its offices in Dublin and Waterford. These roles will be in Funds, Client Services, Product Development and will include some Operations and Technology roles. These roles will come on stream over the next 18 months.
Aspect Expands European Operations into Ireland 03/12/10
Aspect, a global provider of unified communications and collaboration services and software, today announced it is opening two new facilities in Galway, Ireland in December. The new Aspect facilities will provide customer technical support, software production and distribution, and serve as a shared services centre for select administrative functions.
Rockwell announces it is to increase its Irish workforce by 10% 03/12/10
USA headquartered Rockwell Automation has announced that it will increase its workforce in Ireland by 10% by the end of 2011. These new positions will support Rockwell Automation's Global Solutions business. Rockwell Automation employs over 19,600 people globally and acquired Cork based technology company ProsCon in 2007 and has just completed the final steps of integrating the acquisition as a precursor to this expansion.
Accenture to Open Analytics Innovation Centre in Ireland 30/11/10
ccenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced plans to open a research, development and innovation centre in Dublin, Ireland, to develop predictive analytics solutions for clients worldwide. Predictive analytics applies advanced statistical modelling techniques to internal and external data sources to generate deeper insights that help businesses and governments drive better outcomes.
€3.7 million Investment in Yves Rocher in Cork 27/10/10
Yves Rocher, the French worldwide Botanical Beauty brand, today announced a €3.7 million investment in the company’s Cork facility, located in the Kilbarry Business Park on Dublin Hill. The investment will see the company upgrade the fabrication and manufacturing areas of the plant with the introduction of clean room technology to the site. The investment is expected to create up to 30 jobs during construction and installation of the new facilities.
Synchronoss Technologies Expands International Operations 26/10/10
Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand transaction management software platforms, today announced the expansion of its international operations in Europe by opening a Research and Development (R&D) and Operations centre in Galway, Ireland.
Leading Irish Entrepreneurs launch inaugural Life Sciences International Summit 26/10/10
Dublin, 26 October 2010: The inaugural Life Sciences International Summit (the Summit), which takes place on 11 November 2010 at Croke Park, will discuss Ireland’s potential for innovation and is expected to attract over 300 delegates including world-renowned opinion leaders, experts from pharmaceutical and fine chemicals sectors, firms producing diagnostic equipment, medical devices manufacturers and international venture capitalists.
IDA Ireland welcomes IBM Global Trends Report 22/10/10
Chief Executive of IDA Ireland, Barry O’Leary, today welcomed IBM’s 2010 Global Location Trends Report which ranks Ireland as the number one destination globally for jobs by inward investment per capita. Ireland ranks ahead of other leading Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) locations including Singapore, Hungary and the Czech Republic. The report highlights that significant gains in inbound investment were achieved, particularly as a result of the country’s strengths in Services and Research and Development.
Hollister announces major corporate expansion in Ballina 18/10/10
Ballina, Co. Mayo; The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe TD, announced today (Monday October 18th 2010) that Hollister ULC will invest €65 million in expanding its current manufacturing facility in Ballina, Co. Mayo. This major development project will add approximately 75,000 square feet to the company’s existing manufacturing facility in Ballina and will allow the creation of 250 new jobs upon completion.
Covidien Announces R&D Investment with National University of Ireland in Galway 11/10/10
Covidien, a leading global supplier of healthcare products, today announced that it is investing €900,000 in medical technologies research and development projects with NUI Galway, during the next two years. This is the first phase of a multi-part investment of €1.8 million with Irish academic institutions which Covidien announced in July.
Google establishes new Operations Centre in Dublin 20/08/10
Google is to create 200 new jobs in Ireland immediately, with the establishment of a new Operations Centre in Dublin. The new centre will work with Google’s popular location based products such as Google Local and Google Maps.
ServiceSource to expand EMEA Headquarters in Dublin 03/08/10
ServiceSource, is to expand its EMEA Headquarters in Sandyford, Dublin. The expansion will see the creation of 70 new high skilled positions, bringing total employment at the operation to 380. The investment was supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Kellogg’s Expands European Headquarters 30/07/10
Dublin, Friday 30th July 2010 – IDA Ireland CEO, Barry O’Leary welcomed the expansion of Kellogg’s European Headquarters in Swords, Co Dublin. The company, which is the world’s leading supplier of ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, is creating 50 high value positions bringing total employment at the Dublin centre to 250.
Stream Global Services to Create More than 400 Jobs in Dublin 05/07/10
Stream Global Services, Inc., (NYSE AMEX:SGS), a premium business process outsource (BPO) service provider specialising in customer relationship management for Fortune 1000 companies, expects to create 425 multilingual technical support positions within the next 12 months.
Spencer Stuart to Establish Global Technology and Knowledge Centre in Dublin 25/06/10
Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Innovation Batt O’Keeffe TD today announced that Spencer Stuart, the leading executive search consultancy firm, is to establish a multi-million euro Global Technology and Knowledge Centre in Dublin. Spencer Stuart will create approximately 100 highly skilled positions over 5 years in software development, IT Support Services and Information and Data Quality with the support of Government through IDA Ireland.
Zurich Group creates 240 jobs in Ireland 13/06/10
Zurich, which has a long-standing presence in Ireland, has been on a 2 year recruitment drive since the end of 2008 involving the creation of 240 new jobs by the end of 2010. This will bring the total number employed by the company in Ireland to 1,100.
Webroot to Establish International HQ in Dublin 24/05/10
Dublin, May 24, 2010: Webroot, the internet security firm announced it is to establish its international headquarters in Dublin, creating 50 jobs over two years.
Webroot, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, was established in 1997. The company develops Internet security solutions for consumers and businesses. With a range of endpoint and Software-as-a-Service security products, Webroot protects corporate networks from online and internal threats and enables consumers to download music, store digital files, bank, shop, and search safely.
100 New Jobs Announced at Hertz in Dublin 11/02/10
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Coughlan, TD, today (Thursday 11th February 2010), announced that Hertz, a global leader in car rental, is to expand its European Shared Services Centre in Dublin with the creation of up to 100 new jobs. The increased capacity of the Shared Services Centre will see the transformation of Hertz’s existing Dublin operations to include support elements in the areas of human resources, finance, sales and customer care, in addition to handling customer reservations and other support services activity for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Texas Instruments Opens New Power Design Centre in Cork 02/02/10
CORK, Billy Kelleher TD, Minister for Trade and Commerce today, (Tuesday February 2nd 2010) officially opened the Texas Instruments Cork Ltd. (TI) Power Design Center, a power management semiconductor engineering research and development office that TI moved into last year.
Company to purchase business park space 17/12/09
Dublin, Ireland – 17th December 2009 – IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement by Elavon, a wholly owned subsidiary of US Bancorp, that it is to purchase its Arklow business park site.
€20 million investment and 20 new jobs at Wexport in Cork 14/12/09
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Mary Coughlan TD today (14th December, 2009) announced that Wexport Ltd., part of the LEO Pharma Group is to immediately invest €10 million, with plans for a further €10 million at a later date, at its site in Little Island, Cork. This investment will result in the creation of 10 new positions this year, with the prospect of a further 10 positions in the future.
Investments of €45.5 million in RD&I and Green Technology by four leading companies 14/12/09
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Mary Coughlan TD today (14th December, 2009) announced that 4 companies in Ireland in a diversity of sectors are investing a total of €45.5 million, which will create 26 new jobs, in a range of Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) and Green Technology initiatives at their existing operations. The investments are supported by Government through IDA Ireland and will significantly enhance the level of RD&I and Green Technology capabilities at the Irish operations.
Ground-breaking ceremony for new National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) 25/11/09
Minister Mary Hanafin TD, Minister for Social and Family Affairs, today (25th November 2009) performed the ground breaking ceremony for the commencement of construction of the new National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) - the Government’s most strategic investment to-date in Ireland’s biopharmaceutical and biotechnology sector - at Belfield Innovation Park in Dublin. The investment, in the region of €50 million, is funded by IDA Ireland.
90 new jobs announced for Galway 30/10/09
A total of over 90 new jobs are to be created in Galway in new investments by two companies- HP Galway and Buy.com. The investments are supported by Government through IDA Ireland.
SAP deepens its commitment to Ireland 29/10/09
SAP AG has entered into a further 10 year lease of its Citywest Business Park premises in Dublin, which it is anticipated will result in an approximate €1 billion overall spend in Ireland over the next 10 years by the company and a €3 million investment for a refitting out of the facility.
Facebook opens new EMEA Headquarters in Dublin 27/10/09
Facebook’s European operations have been headquartered in Dublin since October 2008 and the office has grown to more than 70 employees. Facebook is increasing its investment in order to scale its operations across the EMEA region and support its users and advertisers as the company grows. The company expects to double the size of its operations within the next year and is hiring across several functions including user operations, online operations, advertising sales, advertising campaign delivery, finance and engineering.
Equinoxe AIS chooses Sligo for expansion of its operations in Ireland 05/10/09
Equinoxe AIS, a provider of administration services to the hedge fund industry, is to expand its Irish operation with the establishment of a new asset servicing operation in Sligo, which will employ over 50 people over three years, with the potential for further growth as the operation develops.
Boston Scientific Cork €21.7 million RD&I investment 09/07/09
Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC), which specialises in medical devices for use in minimally invasive procedures, is to invest €21.7 million in a Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) initiative at its site in Cork.
IDA Annual Report 2008 08/07/09
IDA continued to win significant Foreign Direct Investment for Ireland in 2008 despite global economic challenges.
€11 million R&D investment at Pfizer in Cork 06/07/09
Pfizer Inc., the world's largest research-based biomedical and pharmaceutical company is to invest over €11 million in the establishment of an R&D Kilo Technology Laboratory at its Ringaskiddy site in Cork.
100 new R&D jobs for Ireland as IBM invest €25m in expansion of Ireland Software Lab 30/06/09
IBM Corporation is to make an investment of over €25 million in an expansion of its Ireland Software Lab, with the support of IDA Ireland. The expansion will see the company create 100 new software engineering positions over a three year period in its Ireland Software Lab located in Dublin, Cork and Galway, bringing total employment to over 600 people.
Creation of 45 new high calibre medical technology jobs by Boston Scientific 24/06/09
Boston Scientific Corporation, Inc. (BSC), which specialises in medical devices for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures, is to invest a further €91 million in a Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) initiative at its site in Galway, with the support of IDA Ireland, which will create 45 new high calibre jobs.
New office for IDA Ireland in Irvine, California 17/04/09
The opening of additional US offices by IDA Ireland is part of the Irish Government’s worldwide strategy to increase the IDA’s international presence in the attraction of foreign direct investment, which has also resulted in new offices being opened in Paris, Shanghai and Mumbai.
Big Fish Games expected to create up to 100 jobs in Cork 09/04/09
Leading Online Games and Entertainment Company to establish European
Headquarters Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment,
Mary Coughlan, TD, announced jointly with Jeremy Lewis, president and
chief executive officer of Big Fish Games, Inc., that the company is opening
a European Headquarters at City Gate Business Park at Mahon in Cork City.
New R&D Centre-of-excellence at Helsinn in Dublin 02/04/09
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Mary Coughlan TD today (Thursday 2nd April 2009) announced that Helsinn Holding S.A., a privately owned pharmaceutical company, is to establish a Centre-of-excellence in Research and Development for Oral Solid Dosage (OSD) at its Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals facility
HP Announces Major Expansion in Ireland 10/03/09
Hewlett Packard (Ireland) Limited 'Global Centre of Excellence for Large Corporate Contracts’ to create 500 Multilingual Technical Support and R&D positions over next 12 months
IDA says Ireland has always targeted substance in FDI 20/02/09
Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland, acknowledged as a major plus the ability for international Corporations, when setting up an operation in Ireland, to deal directly with professional tax practitioners and the Irish Revenue.